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I, Barry Ward, Deputy, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 19, 2022 asWorld Sickle Cell Day
WHEREAS; The World Health Organization (2006), the United Nations (2008), and the Canadian Government (2017) have recognized Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a global public health priority and in order to raise awareness, designated the 19th day of June every year as World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD); and
WHEREAS; The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) recognizes SCD as an increasingly important medical issue in the province; and
WHEREAS; Over 14 municipalities across Ontario and 3 Canadian landmarks (CN Tower, Niagara Falls and CNE) will be illuminated to celebrate WSCD and bring awareness to the disease; and
WHEREAS; Through education and awareness programs, SCAGO is doing its part to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by the families with children, youth and adults living with Sickle Cell Disease.
THEREFORE, I, Barry Ward, Deputy Mayor, do hereby proclaim June 19, 2022 as “World Sickle Cell Day” in the City of Barrie. 

- Barry Ward, Deputy, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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